(Approved by the Governing Council, meeting of December 20, 2013)
The Governing Council of January 31, 2013 approved the Code of Good Practices in Research (CBPI), in the CBPI it is established that the Body in charge of monitoring and compliance with the same is the Research Ethics Committee (CEI), it is therefore necessary to create the CEI.
The mission of the CEI of the University of Valladolid is to promote ethical behavior in research by monitoring compliance with the ethical principles for the different activities in order to avoid inappropriate behavior and facilitate its immediate correction, as well as the monitoring and control of the ethical aspects of the research carried out, especially that applied to human beings or the use of samples of human origin, the collection and processing of personal data and that may affect fundamental rights, animal experimentation and the use of biological agents or genetically modified organisms.
The CEI is responsible for the following functions:
- To ensure that the criteria and principles established in the CBPI are complied with at the University of Valladolid.
- To ensure that researchers do not suffer harassment at work by monitoring compliance with the criteria established in the Action Protocol for the Prevention and Inhibition of Harassment in the Workplace, which, as established in point II.1, covers, in addition to the PDI and PAS, the group of scholarship holders, trainees and staff hired for research projects.
- To act as an arbitration body in conflicts that may arise in relation to issues related to research and which are voluntarily submitted to it.
- To act as a mediating body in research-related conflicts submitted to it by the Rector, the University Community Ombudsman, any other university body or by university staff.
- The CEI will remain attentive to new problems that may arise related to the integrity of research and will consequently propose to update, if necessary, the CBPI.
- To inform and sensitize the scientific community regarding developments, needs and orientations related to ethical and deontological aspects of research by promoting debate in the university community on research ethics issues.
- Pay special attention to young researchers in training to ensure that their education and training in research is governed by the ethics and good practices in research that are essential to achieve high quality results.
- Disseminate to the public the ethical implications of scientific advances and their applications and provide accurate information to understand their scope and possible consequences.
- To prepare reports for the governing bodies of the University on ethical issues related to research.
- To ensure that the Code of Good Practice in Research is known and adopted by all researchers at the University by all researchers at the University.
- Any other functions attributed to it by current legislation.
Research Ethics is a transversal concept that must be fully integrated as an objective in the Culture of the UVa institution. It is inextricably linked to achieving research excellence, and has to be promoted from the very entrance of the student in our University.
In addition, some legislative norms, calls for funding and/or scientific publications increasingly require that certain research or teaching projects be previously evaluated by Ethics Committees.
In this line, it is essential for all students and/or researchers to know and strictly comply with the following Code of Good Practices approved by UVa since 2013.
To ensure compliance with current legislation on research ethics and the correct evaluation of research projects and articles with ethical implications, the following document "Declaration on ethical implications of the activity" must be completed and sent to the e-mail addresses indicated therein.
Subsequently, if a referral to an ethics committee has been made, you will receive instructions from the corresponding administrative unit that received it by email.
In order to articulate these objectives, the University of Valladolid has a Technical Secretariat and a generic e-mail address where you can send questions about any of the University's Ethics Committees:
Óscar Martínez Sacristán
Antonio Campillo López
Darío Álvarez Álvarez
Eduardo Arranz Sanz
Jesús Quijano González
Germán Vega García-Luengos
Mario Crespo Moral
Dª. Mª. Dolores Villalonga
Dª. Rosa Conde Vicente
Luis Carlos Moro González
Ángel Álvarez Barcia
Dª. Carmen Camarero Izquierdo
Royal Decree 178/2004, of January 30, 2004, approving the General Regulations for the development and execution of Law 9/2003, of April 25, 2003, which establishes the legal regime for the contained use, voluntary release and commercialization of genetically modified organisms.
Law 9/2003, of April 25, 2003, which establishes the legal regime for the confined use, voluntary release and commercialization of genetically modified organisms. BOE 100, April 26, 2003, pages 16214-16223 (consolidated text).
Law 14/2007, of July 3, on biomedical research (B.O.E. No. 159, of July 4, 2007).
Law 41/2002, of November 14, 2002, which regulates patient autonomy and the rights and obligations regarding clinical information and documentation. (B.O.E. No. 274, of November 15, 2002).
Royal Decree 1716/2011, of November 18, which establishes the basic requirements for the authorization and operation of biobanks for biomedical research purposes and the treatment of biological samples of human origin, and regulates the operation and organization of the National Register of Biobanks for biomedical research. (B.O.E. nº 290, of December 2, 2011, pages 128434-128454).